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New American citizens take photos following a naturalization ceremony at the district office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on January 28, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

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New American citizens take photos following a naturalization ceremony at the district office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on January 28, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

Immigration: Gang of 535

As word of a deal between business and labor leaders emerged this weekend, clearing what appeared to be the last impediment in talks among a bipartisan group of eight senators crafting a plan to overhaul immigration, one of the leaders...

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President Barack Obama wipes tears as he speaks about the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012, in the press briefing room of the White House.

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President Barack Obama wipes tears as he speaks about the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012, in the press briefing room of the White House.

Sandy Hook’s Legacy: Status Quo

Consider the possibility that these two things are true: – Nine in 10 Americans support the idea of more stringent background checks for gun buyers. The polls say so, and a share such as nine in 10 is so far...

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President Barack Obama participates in a naturalization ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 25, 2013 in Washington DC.

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President Barack Obama participates in a naturalization ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 25, 2013 in Washington DC.

DNC in Money Pit, Obama Heading West: Gold on That Bay

President Barack Obama will headline two San Francisco Bay-Area fundraisers next week for the Democratic National Committee, which is trying to dig itself out of a $22 million hole. Obama will make his DNC pitches on April 4; the day...

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Migrant farm workers carry cases of freshly picked spinach on a farm near Wellington, Colorado.

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Migrant farm workers carry cases of freshly picked spinach on a farm near Wellington, Colorado.

Undocumented Should Be Able to Stay, With Some Conditions: Poll

As lawmakers work to finalize an immigration law rewrite that would provide a path to citizenship for many of the undocumented already here, fewer than half of all Americans say the undocumented should be eligible to become citizens, according to...

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People repeat an oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego, California, on March 20, 2013.

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People repeat an oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego, California, on March 20, 2013.

H-1B Visa Lottery: April’s Full Day

Filing season for the U.S. temporary, high-skilled H-1B visas opens April 1. If you ask immigration lawyer Shanon R. Stevenson, that will also be the day the visa cap is reached. That would be bad news for her clients. If...

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Pulitizer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth with co-director and co-writer Livia Manera during the filming of ""Philip Roth: Unmasked."

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Pulitizer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth with co-director and co-writer Livia Manera during the filming of ""Philip Roth: Unmasked."

Philip Roth: Hello, Newark

Gov. Chris Christie, Republican, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Democrat, have played something of a political tug of war for publicity in the Garden State — with eyes fixed squarely on a wider audience. The mayor has one-upped the governor...

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President Roosevelt witnesses the signing of International Labor Organization's declaration for world economic security in his White House office in Washington on May 17, 1944.  From left are: seated, Roosevelt, Walter Nash, minister to New Zealand and president of recent ILO Philadelphia conference; Edward J. Phelan, acting ILO director, signing. Secretary of State Cordell Hull (left) and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins are standing.

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President Roosevelt witnesses the signing of International Labor Organization's declaration for world economic security in his White House office in Washington on May 17, 1944. From left are: seated, Roosevelt, Walter Nash, minister to New Zealand and president of recent ILO Philadelphia conference; Edward J. Phelan, acting ILO director, signing. Secretary of State Cordell Hull (left) and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins are standing.

Labor’s Birthday Consolation Gift: Labor’s Saint Celebrated

The Department of Labor marks its 100th anniversary this month, yet budget cuts have prevented it from celebrating in style. Now comes consolation in the form of Lent Madness, a whimsical online tournament to pick the best saint. The winner: Frances...

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V-22 Osprey aircraft sit on the deck of the USS Kearsargeat docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2013.

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V-22 Osprey aircraft sit on the deck of the USS Kearsargeat docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2013.

Incomes Signal U.S. Economic Gains

Income gains are showing the world’s biggest economy was in much better shape at the end of 2012 than the growth numbers indicated. Gross domestic income, or the money earned by the people, businesses and government agencies whose purchases go...

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